Sunday, June 24, 2007


Okay, so I have now found Photobucket, thanks to the Border Collie message boards, and it looks like this may have actually worked! No, it's not a picture of any art piece, but she's the primary focus of my attention right now. This is Molly, our newest addition to the family. She has now been dubbed then "Million Dollar Baby" because we've damn near spent that on her by now. You see, about two weeks ago we were forced to leave her in the backyard all day while we went to visit Matt's grandmother for the last time. When we retured home that evening, she had the back right leg completely up. No signs of pain, but she wouldn't put it down at all. We went to the vet on Monday, and he thought it might just be a soft tissue injury. He gave us pain meds and told us to come baclk on Saturday. Saturday comes and she's still limping. The second vet decides to take x-rays, and finds a possible fracture ($300 dollars). We were sent to a surgeon on Wednesday, who sees two fractures and a displaced growth plate and knee cap. He keeps her for surgery that afternoon ($3000). She goes back in six weeks to get the pins removed ($??????) Our sweet little pound puppy has cost us more than two four day trips to Disneyland!

It's a big hurt, no doubt about it, but what can you do? She has to be the sweetest, smartest, most loyal dog I've ever owned. She is my shadow, following me from room to room, wherever I go. She loves to train and picks up new commands very quickly. She also likes to herd the kids, nipping at their heels and cutting in front of them (she is a border collie, we think). Max can't keep his hands off of her, and even Madeline enjoys playing with her, when the cat's not around. I just think I'd better invest in some pet insurance after that leg heals!

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